April 2018
David Craig, PharmD | Editor


Stream Sessions from the 2018 Scientific Summit!

Experience the robust scientific content from your own device. The online recording is a valuable reference compiling up to 26.5 hours of audio recordings and slides, SIG meetings, and presentations by award recipients presented at the Scientific Summit in Anaheim, CA. Purchase the complete set, or choose recordings by topic. 

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If you attended the Scientific Summit the recording is included with your full meeting registration. You may access the sessions from "My Classroom" in your account.

Highlights from the Scientific Summit

A blizzard on the East Coast didn't keep 13 journalists from the Scientific Summit in Anaheim, CA. Here's media coverage of our plenary lectures, symposia, and award recipients.

Pain Medicine News

"Behavioral Indicators May Underestimate Actual, Future Pain in Neonates"

"Former APS President Advocates for Mechanism-Based Approach as Key to Better Outcomes"


"Medical Cannabis for Pain May Reduce Need for Opioids"

"Brain Activity May Predict Treatment Response in Chronic Pain"

Practical Pain Management

"Simplifying Pain Self-Management for Patients"

"Individualizing Pain Treatment: Start with Gender?"

"The Interactions of Emotions and Chronic Pain"

"To Treat Pain Better, Underlying Mechanisms Are Key"


"How Psychologists Can Help with Chronic Pain: A Podcast with Beverly Thorn"

In this RELIEF episode, neuroscientist and science journalist Stephani Sutherland met with Beverly Thorn, recipient of the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award at the 2018 Scientific Summit, to discuss her recent clinical trial as well as other areas of pain psychology.

"The Path to Chronic Pain from the Body to the Brain: A Podcast with Robert Coghill"

In this RELIEF episode, neuroscientist and science journalist Stephani Sutherland met with Robert Coghill, APS Board member and recipient of the Frederick W. L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award at the 2018 Scientific Summit, to discuss his work and that of others aiming to decipher how the brain contributes to chronic pain.

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International Association for the Study of Pain The World Congress on Pain has not been held in the United States since 2002! This is your chance to join more than 7,000 pain professionals in crafting your own relevant learning strategy from among 77 curated topical workshops, 2,300 posters, 22 refresher courses, 15 plenary lectures, 10 satellite symposia, and numerous special sessions and peer-to-peer learning events.

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